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Polman observed the ‘crisis caravan’ of aid organizations in post-war situations. In the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide millions of people fled to neighbouring DR Congo. “The entire extremist Hutu government and army settled in those refugee camps … A lot of money went into the Hutu extremist movement who used it to gain strength …

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The only charitable explanation for ODA activists not dancing in the streets to celebrate the success of capitalism in abolishing extreme poverty is mass kidnappings. Their forcible detention is the only thing stopping them celebrating, I am sure.

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https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/690629970595573761 The share of the world living in poverty is declining faster than ever before https://t.co/3Dshe53QWd pic.twitter.com/okLXLpbjGB — Max Galka (@galka_max) January 22, 2016 Inequality between nations has undergone an “unprecedented decline in the last decade” @galka_max pic.twitter.com/IZLaZSolXa — Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics) January 20, 2016

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Latest in @Forbes . What Will All the Hot Air in Paris Actually Do? https://t.co/OOD5yKMJxC #COP21 pic.twitter.com/uCp1UVJTSr — Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) December 4, 2015 Lets be clear. If countries say they support 1.5C target it means fossil fuels have to go #keepitintheground #COP21 pic.twitter.com/QV8sn3Euz5 — 350 dot org (@350) December 7, 2015 Right now at …

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Why are they not dancing in the streets on the news today that extreme poverty has fallen below 10% of the world’s population for the first time ever. The only possible explanation is these principled activists for the cause of the poor and oppressed not celebrating the latest achievements of capitalism and freedom is they …

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The role of the spread of capitalism and globalisation in massively reducing extreme poverty just gets a mention, begrudgingly, but it’s better than nothing From a newspaper of record of the Left over Left. via The Guardian view on global development goals: heed the good news, but more needs to be done | Editorial | …

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https://twitter.com/MaxCRoser/status/621132860657897472/photo/1 The biggest success of our time: Child mortality is decreasing rapidly. Everywhere! More at: OurWorldInData.org/data/populatio… http://t.co/FhdbQeheUd— Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) July 13, 2015 Staggering #inequality: top 1% will own 50% of world's wealth by 2016. Help #EvenitUp! act.oxfam.org/new-zealand/ev… http://t.co/KX9GR2VSo5— Oxfam New Zealand (@oxfamnz) January 19, 2015 Fossil fuel companies get more subsidies than all the …

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The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts vox.com/2015/7/13/8908… http://t.co/cBbN4L0dqF— Vox (@voxdotcom) July 13, 2015

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